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A perennial Lobelia.
Survived the winter whilst the Queen Victoria's (one was in the same pot) didn't.

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Pretty purple...

18 Jul, 2009


Hi Meanie what do you normally do with your lobelia over the winter? I have got a couple of fan scarletts - didn't know whether to cut them back or just leave them as they are?

11 Oct, 2009


Mine usually die back naturally.
Some protection for the worst of winter is usually offered, but I try to have it removed by the end of March.

11 Oct, 2009


Thanks Meanie I'll do that - wouldn't like to lose them.

11 Oct, 2009


I grow quite a few in pots which are moved close to the house to overwinter.
That is usually enough for the potted ones.

11 Oct, 2009


Mine are in a large tub close to a wall and quite sheltered. Do you protect them with fleece or leaves?

11 Oct, 2009


I'm a little lazy with the potted ones as they are moved next to the house & that seems to be enough..
The Queen Victorias in the ground get grass cuttings.
That said, I lost most of my Queen Vics last winter, although they are said to have a limited life.

12 Oct, 2009

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